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Category: Professional and Management
Location: CHA Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA
Department: Human Resources
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: M-F, 8.5 hours/day
Date Posted: 08/19/2020
Requisition Number: hrq-97466
The Labor and Employee Relations function seeks to prevent and
resolve issues involving employees that may arise out of, or affect
work situations. Labor and Employee Relations is also responsible
for maintaining and improving employer-employee relationships that
contribute to employee engagement, motivation, morale, and
Manages the negotiation preparation with management and senior
leadership in preparing strategy and proposals to determine
feasibility, cost effects on operations and relationship to
prevailing trends in the industry and the geographic area. Acts as
Chief Negotiator for assigned unions.
Builds and maintains ongoing, long-term relationships between
negotiating parties; advocate and champion a productive
management/union working environment.
Lead investigations, determine policy direction, handle
complaints, review employee & organizational trends, monitor laws
and regulations while collaborating with key partners.
Drive programs and processes that facilitate education,
awareness, and effective employee solutions, while ensuring
alignment with CHA's corporate culture and values.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree required.
5-7 years' Labor and Employee relations experience in a
collaborative environment required.
First chair negotiations experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to influence, communicate and build
relationships at all levels. Strong conflict management skills.
Proven results in demonstrating excellent facilitation skills
Proficient knowledge of employment, wage and hour, FMLA and EEO
Proven team player. Superior interpersonal abilities. Ability to
get along with diverse personalities, tactful, mature, flexible.
Good reasoning abilities. Sound judgment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to
work collaboratively with a variety of adversaries on diverse
issues. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Sense of humor.
Ability to have parties with differing opinions come to mutual
understandings. Ability to persuade others into mutual beneficial
goals and settlements. Ability to mediate disputes between
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